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Pompidou Planète Marker Video Archive

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It’s been a great pleasure, having been unable to attend the Centre Pompidou’s 2013 Chris Marker exhibition and retrospective, to witness the appearance on Daily Motion of videos of the talks that were held, as well as a wonderfully edited overall / intro video that emerges us in Marker’s visual world. While a longer post is in progress on the series and the practice of video archiving, I did want to present the intro video first, as a kind of...

The Unattainable Text by Raymond Bellour

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The Unattainable Text Raymond Bellour That the film is a text, in the sense in which Barthes uses the word, is obvious enough. That as such it might, or should, receive the same kind of attention as has been devoted to the literary text is also obvious. But already not quite so obvious. We shall soon see why. The text of the film is indeed an unattainable text. In saying this, despite the temptation of a play on words, I do not mean to evoke the special...

Battle of the Images by Raymond Bellour

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First published in French and English “La querelle des dispositifs / Battle of the Images”, in art press no. 262, November 2000, pp.48-52. Translated from the French by L-S.Torgoff. Battle of the Images Raymond Bellour If there were an open polemic between today’s competing image delivery systems, some light might at last be shed. As it is, all we have is incertitudes – slip-sliding, straddling, flickering, hybridization, metamorphosing...

Trafic and Serge Daney by Raymond Bellour

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Published here: sergedaney.blogspot.co.uk Trafic and Serge Daney Raymond Bellour When Serge Daney decided to found Trafic, a ‘cinema review’, at the start of the 1990s, he began from the ‘realisation that the intellectual landscape in which cinema exists has changed a great deal. Changed to the extent that the traditional ways of writing about cinema do not “bite” anymore in relation to the reality of classic literary cinephilic consumption’. (1) Daney aimed thus...

Bellour + Beaujour on the Self-Portrait

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If we must finally find one word to describe what Odenbach makes, let us use ‘self-portrait’—as literary tradition conceived it, as it has been redefined by a certain auteur cinéma, and as today’s video permits in a clearer, more natural way. The self-portrait is this idiosyncratic literary genre whose logic has been described, and genealogy traced, in a book by Michel Beaujour. Unlike autobiography, which tells the story of a life, the self...

Bellour Marker Forever

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“I was 22 when my friend Jean Michaud and I imprudently imagined an ‘Apology for Chris Marker’ on the model offered by Plato. I was 24 when, on the spiral staircase leading to, among other things, the ‘Petite Planète’ office at Éditions du Seuil, Marker pleaded with me – the word that comes is too strong but I can find no other – or asked me not to write a little book on his films, which already constituted an oeuvre, for...

Wexner now offering Owls at Noon

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Chris Marker: Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men Chris Marker, Adrian Martin, Raymond Bellour Institute of Modern Art, Australia A heavily illustrated study of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s portentous video installation Owls At Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, with essays by Adrian Martin and renowned French film theorist Raymond Bellour. Introduced by Robert Leonard. Related posts: Cactus Land Owls At Noon Book Published Owls at Noon Exhibitions Coréennes...

Schreiben Bilder Sprechen

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“Schon Alexandre Astrucs Vision von der Caméra-Stylo liegt der Gadanke zugrunde, Bilder schreiben zu können.” – Christa Blümlinger Schreiben Bilder Sprechen: Texte zum essayistischen Film Hrsg. Christa Blümlinger und Constantin Wulff Wein: Sonderzahl, 1992 CONTENTS: I. Versuch als Form Christa Blümlinger: Zwischen den Bilder/Lesen Birgit Kämper: Sans Soleil – “ein Film erinnert sich selbst” Raymond Bellour: Zwischen Sehen und...

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